South Somercotes

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South Somercotes
St.Peter's church, South Somercotes, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 146786.jpg
St Peter's Church, South Somercotes
South Somercotes is located in Lincolnshire
South Somercotes
South Somercotes
 South Somercotes shown within Lincolnshire
Population 231 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF416938
   – London 130 mi (210 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11 7
Dialling code 01507
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°25′22″N 0°07′48″E / 53.422843°N 0.129935°E / 53.422843; 0.129935

South Somercotes is a village and civil parish 8 miles (13 km) north-east from Louth and approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south from North Somercotes, Lincolnshire, England.[2] The civil parish includes the hamlet of Scupholme.

The former Anglican church is dedicated to St Peter and is often called the "Queen of the Marsh" due to its lofty spire serving as a landmark for seaman.[2]

The ecclesiastical parish is shared with North Somercotes and is part of the Somercotes and Grainthorpe with Conisholme group of the Deanery of Louthesk, Diocese of Lincoln. The incumbent (2013) is the Revd Sue Allison.[3][4]

History[edit]

The parish church of St Peter dates back to approximately 1200, but the present fabric is from the 14th to 16th centuries, and was heavily restored in 1866 and 1896. It is constructed of limestone, greenstone and ironstone coursed rubble, with some limestone ashlar from the later restorations.[5] Declared redundant, it is now cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "South Somercotes".  Civil parish details
  3. ^ "North & South Somercotes P C C".  Diocese of Lincoln. Ecclesiastical parish details
  4. ^ "St. Peter's Church". . Private web site covering parish history
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (355718)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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